Posted by admin on Apr 28 2013 | UncategorizedHave you ever wanted to just take a break from work and get out there to explore? Maybe you wanted to know just how far deep the roots of the family tree go. It might require travel. It might require you to go somewhere you've never been. And, if you plan on undertaking this quest, you'll need to do something about the home and make sure you do your research. For the former, there are security sites that can tell you more, for the latter, various genealogy sites can help and you want to make sure you consult these services first.
The average family doesn't keep careful records of the family history on hand. You might know your parents' parents and possibly even THEIR parents, but do you know their parents? Do you know where they came from or what part of major historical events they played in? You might even find that you're related to royalty at the end of it all and wouldn't that truly be something? However, you must first make sure that you know where you're going and what you're looking for in order to chart out every little branch of that sprawling family tree. Make the most of your journey.
Posted by admin on Mar 24 2013 | UncategorizedMany people are currently developing a strong interest in their ancestors, and the Internet has made it easier than ever to research our genealogy. If you are interested in taking up genealogy as a hobby, many good resources are available to you than can easily be found with a simple online search. There are genealogy clubs all over the world that can help you trace your ancestors, and some of the things that you can find out will probably surprise you very much. For instance, you may still have relatives living in the same small villages in foreign countries that your great-grandparents came from.
Doing research on your genealogy is an excellent way to find your next travel destination. Even if you no longer have relatives living in certain parts of the world, you will still probably be very interested in seeing the various place where your ancestors once lived.
Posted by admin on Jul 13 2012 | UncategorizedThe word immigrant conjures different ideas to different people, making it seem like determining if you're a descendant of immigrants is a difficult task. To many, this term is used primarily to describe only contemporary immigration, or recent immigrants, to the United States. However, genealogists and historians have a completely different view about immigration.
Throughout history immigrants have been one of the fastest growing components of America's diverse population. Even before Ellis Island opened it's doors in 1892 to welcome America's first "official immigrant", Annie Moore of Ireland, colonial immigration had already started in the early 1800's from all over Europe. Since the majority of today's population can track their family histories back to these early immigrants, it's easy to see that we are all descended from immigrants .
It's often argued, however, that Native Americans were here before European immigration and are the only group truly lacking immigrant descendancy. Scientists and archaeologists disagree and have found evidence that, thousands of years ago, nomads and wanderers "immigrated" from Asia, the Middle East and Europe by walking across the now water covered Bering Land Bridge into Alaska. From there they spread south and east and are commonly believed to be the ancient ancestors of Native Americans. This proves that even they are descendants of immigrants if we look back far enough. So the answer to the question, "Are you a descendant of immigrants?" is simply: Yes, we all are!
Posted by admin on Jul 10 2012 | UncategorizedMost people have an idea of their ethnicities based on their paternal last names. However, when they search genealogy records, they can be surprised by the amount of information they can find out about their families. Many people want to know about the very first person in their family to set foot in the country. By using genealogy records, people can discover this information and experience a rewewed sense of pride in their family's history.
In fact, because of the Industrial Revolution and the frequent war campaigns in Europe, many young people fled the continent in search of a better life in America. At the turn of the 20th century, America was held as a beacon of hope for Europe's impoverished populations. With that, many Americans today have Irish, English, Welsh, French, and German ancestors. If these individuals landed at Ellis Island in New York, their records can still be uncovered by descendants who use genealogy resources that are available to today's searchers.
Whether a family's immigration history is relatively new or dates back hundreds of years, people today can discover more about their family's journey to this country through genealogy resources. Families can experience a newfound sense of pride.